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Re: Daemontools

On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 10:45:12AM +1100, Sam Johnston wrote:
> At 05:00 PM 31/01/01 -0500, Adam McKenna wrote:
> >There's a need for consistency in Debian.  People should always be able to
> >stop and start a service by using /etc/init.d/service scripts.
> I'd agree with this. It's hard enough as it is not having consistency with 
> the maintenance of rc?.d links without then having to worry about which 
> service manager your service is running under. Also, by not removing the 
> links aren't you going to confuse runlevel managers (if not the users 
> themselves)?
> Does anyone know if it matter if svc -u gets called twice? Doesn't it just 
> send signals which will be ignored by a supervise which is already 'up'? 
> Thus user can /etc/init.d/service start and /etc/init.d/service stop all 
> [s]he wants, yes?

Well, like Klaus said, if you do a svc -u, it will bring up the service, even
if you don't want it to be started (i.e., you made a "down" file.)

Personally, I have an /etc/init.d/qmail script that I use on my own system,
for convenience, but it's not linked in any of the rc directories.

> An alternative would be to have init scripts telling users to go elsewhere 
> (service controlled by daemontools. go use svc) - possibly better than 
> having none at all? Maybe not.
> On the other hand, assuming daemontools isn't installed by default then 
> perhaps we *don't* need corresponding init scripts - after all daemontools 
> is designed to make things less complex, not more :)
> I'll just get on back to moving svscan to inittab - thanks Gerrit for the 
> suggestion.

I know Dan recommends this but I really don't think it is critical to have
svscan running out of inittab.  You are of course free to argue with me.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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